Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

 'Receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee.'

Proverbs 2:1

In our Sunday morning service this week I spoke from a verse from the Song of Songs on the 'secret place of the stairs.' (2:14) I was trying to encourage folks to find that private, secret relationship with God that transforms us into strong Christians who truly love Christ. 

All through the Bible there are many references to 'secret places' with God. This verse from Proverbs is another. 

We as Gods people need to learn, not only to receive and believe God's word, but to hide it in our hearts. It needs to become the most precious thing we carry around with us all day. It will be a light in our darkness; a peace in our storm and joy in our sadness. It will make us the steady, consistent believer we long to be. 

When the Eternal God deigns to speak to us, through some word of scripture, hymn or sermon, let us have the decency to listen and remember what He has said! We as God's people need to learn to hide His word in our hearts and call it to remembrance throughout the day. He is the only one who knows what is ahead of us so I think we can trust His word will be perfect for our needs. Sometimes what He says to us gives us an indication of how our day will be! It can act as a warning or a sense of anticipation. Therefore as you go through your day, take courage and hide the word of the Lord in your heart, keep it secret within you, and it will give you the strength, peace and joy you need for each moment.